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one after losing after getting trounced by the cardinals in a shutout. >> dan hellie joins us from nats park with a look at what went wrong. dan? >> reporter: you know, doreen and vance, the nationals just getting handled by the cardinals lately. they've outscored them 20-4 in the last two games. for a third straight game, a nationals starting pitcher has struggled. 8-0 the final out here. for the first time in 79 years, postseason baseball has returned to washington. the atmosphere was fantastic when the game started. take a look at the lowlights, i guess you could see, in this one. edwin jackson getting the start for the nashlgs. this is not what the fans wanted to see. top two, down 1-0 with two on. taken deep by rookie shortstop pete kosma. a three-run home run, and the nats quickly in a 4-0 hold. jackson five innings, allowed
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four earned runs. michael morse at the plate with the bases juiced. he pops up to right field. tomorrow, a must-win. most of the guys saying it's business as usual. >> it is just another game. we've played all year. we've played 162 games of the season. we won the a.l. east. we have the best record in baseball. we're in a situation tomorrow where we've got one game to play and one game to win. we get past tomorrow, we've got our ace going. >> are you sensing pressure? is there a sense of urgency now? >> i don't think so. we've been playing great baseball all year long. we've had the best record in the major leagues for a reason. we believe in ourselves. just about coming out and getting it done. >> reporter: so, russ detwiler on the mound for the nationals tomorrow against kyle lohse, one of the best cardinals on the staff. more reaction coming up in sports. and we're going to be talking
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redskins, rg3 back on the practice field today. we will hear from him coming up. jim? doreen? >> dan, see you in a few minutes. thank you. today's game racked up at the height of the evening rush hour. it caused a big backup for people trying to get home. d.c. trmgs officials are encouraging drivers to avoid roads around the stadium. they also suggest fans try to stay late after the game to avoid creating more congestion. dozens of traffic control officers have also been stationed around the park to help prevent accidents. we hope you'll stay with news4 for continuing coverage of the nats play-off run. the report is ahead in our next half hour. the d.c. police are investigating what led to a deadly shooting in northeast d.c. today. an officer heard shots near that 1100 block of 8th street about 4:00 this afternoon. he found a man shot in an alley.
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police chief kathy lanier said the officers responded quickly but they're still looking for information. >> this is a busy time of afternoon. broad daylight. anyone that saw something that looked out of around ten to 4:00 this afternoon, persons running from the area, please call us. >> the shooting occurred across the street from the university. but police say no students were involved. and the school was not locked down. police are still on the scene. they have not made any arrests yet in that shooting. other news tonight, it's been four weeks since a fiery attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress are investigating whether intelligence or security lapses contributed to the terrible toll in that dpedly attack. steve handelsman joins us with more on that tragedy. >> reporter: good evening. up here on the hill, the upcoming elections still colors
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this investigation. republicans believe the white house tried to engineer a cover-up. but today the main question was way simpler. where were so few american forces on guard in such a dangerous place. to highlight his concern, president obama had his terrorism adviser john brennan in libya today, to push the investigation of the 9/11, 2012, attack that killed chris stevens and three others. but republicans at the house hearing charged the obama state department showed a lack of concern last summer, after u.s. facilities in benghazi were attacked twice. >> i believe personally with more assets, more resources, just meeting the minimum standards, we could have and should have saved the life of ambassador stevens and the other people that were there. >> reporter: one of the witnesses agreed. lieutenant colonel andrew wood ran embassy security until august. >> the situation remained
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uncertain, and reports from some libyans indicated it was getting worse. >> reporter: just five u.s. agents protected the compound. staffers recommended more. >> there wasn't sufficient resources provided. >> that was one of the main reasons i continued to ask for those resources, yes. >> reporter: but back in washington, secretary of state charlene lamb said no. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11, for what had been agreed upon. >> saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering, because it only took moments to breach that facility. somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: the state department now says two u.s. compounds were hit that night. one by a mortar that killed navy s.e.a.l.s, who tried to save the ambassador. the white house again today denied any intentional cover-up in the weeks following the tragedy. and emphasized the investigation
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continues. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. now to the presidential race. mitt romney is campaigning with new jersey governor chris christie in ohio for a second straight day. they attended a townhall style meeting today with employees with a company that makes natural gas compressors. romney will spend two of the next three days in ohio and will appear at a rally tonight with his son josh. first lady michelle obama is hitting the campaign trail in president obama's place. there are two more campaign events on her schedule. she's spending her days with supporters at stops in colorado. the supreme court took up affirmative action today. the justices heard arguments about a case involving a 22-year-old from texas who claims she was denied admission to the university of texas in austin because she was white. the school says it uses race as one of many factors to fill
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roughly 25% of its class. and they say they do it to help promote diversity on campus. the student and her legal team says race should not be used at all. the ruling could change admissions policies at virtually every college and university across this country. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> most americans would like a day when we don't need to take race and ethnicity into account in admissions. we are not to that day. >> the high court is expected to announce a ruling sometime next spring. justice kagan is not participating because she worked on the case while working at the justice department. a sentence of probation handhand ed down late this afternoon, howard brooks got 24 months probation and 200 hours of community service. back in may, brooks confessed to
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paying a third-party candidate to stay in the race so he could publicly attack then mayor adrian fente. six women assaulted in one month's time, all of them police believe by the same guy. here's a look at where these incidents have been reported. the women all say they were fondled by a stranger in public in the springfield area. police say there could be more victims out there who haven't come forward yet. chris gordon is in springfield with more. chris? >> reporter: the fairfax fondler, the name fails to convey the fear felt here in the springfield area. police came here last week looking for leads and found yet another victim. detectives were canvassing this springfield neighborhood last week circulating the composite sketch of the man believed responsible for the series of assaults. they were looking for more victims that hadn't been reported. sure enough, a 25-year-old woman said she, too, had been attacked. police say she is the sixth
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victim of the fairfax fondler. >> anytime we receive additional information from the public, certainly it's very helpful. and we did believe, and still do believe somewhat there may be other people out there who just like this woman, for whatever reason, chose not to report it to police. >> reporter: the victim says she was attacked while walking on cumberland near dinwiddle street in september. she describes the suspect to 5'6" to 5'8", similar to the previous descriptions given by other victims. elainy is a waitress at a local restaurant. >> i live right there on cumberland. i don't feel safe walking over there. so my boys have to drop me home. >> you literally live a block away? >> yeah. i don't feel safe. >> reporter: the police are looking to stop this man. one of his victims spoke to news4 last week, through an interpreter. >> translator: we were walking
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down the sidewalk, when all of a sudden i felt somebody walking behind me. once i turned around, he started touching me. touching me around my breast. once i started skreepging, and my daughter staurted screaming, he ran away. >> i'm definitely more inclined that i walk with someone. i don't walk alone. i don't walk by myself at night anymore? >> are you afraid? >> yeah, very afraid. >> reporter: police say they don't know what motivates this man. but they hope with the public's help and information, they can stop him with an arrest. chris gordon, news4. been kind of gloomy the last couple of days. but not today. today was quite pleasant. doug kammerer is up in the weather center to tell us about more changes coming up.
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>> the sunshine helped to push numbers to about 70 degrees. but yeah, we've got cooler knobs moving in. out there right now, 68 gregs, winds out of of the southwest at 9 miles an hour. actually, a very pleasant evening, after what was a spectacular afternoon. look at the temperatures, though, to the north and west. much cooler as we have the front moving in. 59 in gaithersburg. still 70 manassas and 67 towards pax river. temperatures overnight will be quite cool. but just wait until you see how cool we're going to be in the next couple of days. coming up, a 14-year-old girl is singled out by the taliban and hunted down after school. now an entire country is erupting in support of a teenager who's fighting for her life. the life of a firefighter is part of a new nbc drama, but d.c.'s fire chief said the real work goes well beyond just fighting fires. and a fisherman who fell overboard is saved, but the rescue mission didn't end there. history made today as washington hosts its first baseball play-off game in more
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than 70 years. i'm pat collins. i'll have the story coming up.
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somebody jumped on a school bus and shot a little girl in the head because they didn't like the way she was talking about education for girls. the child is 14 years old, a pakistani. she's been blogging for the past year about how important it is for girls to be educated. thousands of people across pakistan held vigils today in her honor. she underwent surgery to remove a bullet in her neck. schools closed in protest of that attack. pakistan's top military officer called her an icon of courage. the dramatic rescue of a british skipper and his runaway boat. the 25-foot fishing boat ran into trouble sunday morning off the southwest coast of england. a large wave threw the skipper and another man overboard. a lifeboat crew of volunteers scooped the skipper in from the rocky water.
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they took him to safety before speeding away to try to reel in his boat. the skipper's companion was helped ashore by surfers. neither man was seriously hurt. serious firefighting in los angeles, california. they're still trying to figure out what started this massive fire overnight. it housed a cleaning business and print company. thick black smoke backed up traffic on the busy 101 freeway for hours. it took 125 firefighters nearly two hours to knock that fire down. nobody was injured. tonight the heroic work of firefighters is coming to life in a new nbc drama, "chicago fire," focusing on the emotional toll of the high-risk job. it aims to get in the intense mind-set of those facing trauma and danger every day. "chicago fire" airs at 10:00 right here on nbc. the real firefighters here in the district are constantly adapting to change. they have the tough task of
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keeping up with 1,000 new residents every month. jackie bensen has a look behind the scenes to the brave men and women that goes way beyond fighting fires. >> reporter: d.c. fire and ems captain mark meacham is responding to a 911 call at an acosta senior high school. students are complaining of stomach pains. before 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, it might have ruled as tummy trouble. now it's an alarming sight at the high school. the first responders take extra care to calm their frightened young patients. a special bus was sent to the school in case there are too many sick students to be taken by ambulance. in the end, it looks like food allergies might have been the culprit. d.c. fire and ems chief dennis ellerbe shows the incident shows how this job is changing. >> now, approximately 85% of our
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work is in ems and pre-hospital care. we want to make sure that our employees have a nationally registered ems training. we do allot of pr-hospital care and it's important for us to realize that our demographics, our population is getting older. >> with advances in medicine, officials predict in the next ten years the job will become more and more complicated, more early treatment, early diagnosis will happen right here in the ambulance. meet d.c. fire and ems cadet class 14. by the time they finish this newly revived training program for high school graduates, they will learn as much about providing emergency medical care as they will about fire fighting. one thing that hasn't changed. the passion to do the job. >> the main reason i really want to do this, you get the opportunity to give back and help save lives. people depend on you to help save their family, friends,
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people you care about. >> reporter: jackie bensen, news4. we appreciate the work they do every day. doug's back with a check on our weather. >> it was a great day for baseball. but i came up with something, vance. i wore the red tie for the nationals today. you went to the game today. you can't go to the game anymore and i have to throw that tie away. that's what it is. but we've got two more games. >> there's still time. tomorrow's game is going to be perfect. the cooler weather coming in overnight. you'll notice it by tomorrow morning. but we're just getting started with the cooler air over the next few days. take a look at the cloud cover. those clouds making their way in, as a result of a cold front. that cold front will drop our numbers tonight about 10 to 15 degrees from where they were earlier this morning. high temperatures today, got up to 70 degrees at the airport. low of 57. a little bit above average for the low. right around the average high temperature, get out the coats
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again and get ready to turn the heat pack on. maybe not tonight, but over the next couple of nights we're in for really cool weather. 68 degrees the temperature out there right now. winds out of southwest at 9 miles per hour. very nice evening for most of us. starting to see cooler numbers back to the north and west. cumberland, maryland, at 55. 59 in hagerstown. still in the upper 60s for most of us. 67 in la plata. st. mary's county coming in at 67 degrees right now. rainwise, we're not dealing with any rain. we have a fairly dry cold front coming through, but still strong enough to drop our numbers by five to ten degrees tomorrow. the front very clearly defined by the cloud cover here. the clouds moving right on through, that's what we're seeing right now. behind it, clearing skies overnight and that is going to allow those numbers to start to take a tumble. 68 right now in washington. but only 52 in pittsburgh. 50 in state college. that's the cooler air starting to settle on in across the region once again.
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you'll notice that difference tomorrow. nice weather out ahead of that front. behind it, high pressure settles on in. that area of high pressure strong enough so we'll see plenty of sunshine tomorrow, but even with the sun, high temperatures will only be in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees in most locations. right now i'm thinking about 62 degrees inside the beltway. some areas down to the south in the low 60s. most of us will stay in the upper 60s. then on friday, one area of high pressure moves down to the south and east. another one moves in from the north and west. this one has cooler air in behind it. waking up saturday morning, most of us will be in the low to mid-30s. i think it will be the coolest start so far we've seen this season. saturday starting off quite, quite chilly. tomorrow morning, clear skies, a chilly start, but not quite as bad, 37 to about 48 degrees. you'll need the jacket as you step out. winds out of the northwest about five miles per hour. should be a nice day tomorrow. once again with plenty of sunshine. the temperatures will be five to
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ten degrees cooler and a cool afternoon. winds out of the west, but then becoming subtle at about 10 to 15 miles per hour ahead of the next front that will help to cool us down late in the day on friday. baseball forecast for tomorrow, nationals go to game four against the cards. we need a win here coming in at 4:00 game. 62 degrees under mostly sunny skies. by the time the game ends, i expect temperatures to be in the mid-50s. it is going to be quite cool as you're leaving the game tomorrow. 45,000 fans there today. should be the same tomorrow. 65 on your friday. 64 degrees on saturday. after that very cool start. then we start to warm up a little bit. winds begin to shift. we'll see 73 on sunday. very nice sunday, just a little on the windy side. 75 on monday. with a chance of some rain, not a big chance, though, and that will take temperatures back down to around average this time of year, which once again sits at 70 degrees. a lot of people talking about how they really love this cool weather coming in. looks like it's coming in for the next couple of days. >> you wanted it, you got it.
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>> that's exactly right. >> thanks, doug. the exhibit at the national archives that includes secret white house recordings and photographs of a very scary time in this country. it's the time of the effort to avoid a nuclear war. 50 years ago this month the cuban missile crisis started, when the soviet union started building nuclear missile bases in cuba. that would have made it possible for them to strike most american cities in a few minutes. president john kennedy worked to avoid a nuclear convict. a standoff did end peacefully after 13 days, but they were 13 nerve-racking days. the exhibit is called to the brink. it will be open until april. coming up, a delivery stop and history is made in outer space. >> it may be more clear soon what happened to the baby panda at the national zoo. coming up in sports, a historic day here at nationals
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park. that did not have a happy ending. meanwhile, the orioles headed up to the bronx to try to make history of their own. and rg3 on the practice field today. what does that mean for his status for this week's game. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing.
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my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything.
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this is in fact a historic day in washington with the first home team play-off game in 79 years. >> although things didn't go too well for the nats today, the fans were celebrating the return of postseason baseball. pat collins is at nationals park where he watched the game with the fans. hi, pat. >> reporter: hi, doreen. hey, where is everybody? you know, this day of celebration turned into a night of concern. 8-0. 8-zip.
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what happened here? what went wrong? >> our pitching. we can't pitch all of a sudden. nobody can pitch. >> not enough confidence. that's the defending champs right there. not enough confidence. >> got to get the bats going. they've been slumping since the play-offs. got to get the bats going. >> they're young. they need some time. it's going to happen tomorrow night. >> reporter: this is what play-off baseball looks like. the big flag. the big balloons. the big people. and the big, loud drum line! it's been, oh, so long since washington had any baseball play-off action. and to have something like this, well, washington, today your wait's over. how long you been waiting for this? >> about 46 years.
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>> 1972. >> all my life! >> reporter: this is what play-off baseball looks like. a sea of red. red, red, red. the right shade of red. washington red. now, there were some odd colors in the crowd worn by what appeared to be lonesome people. but for the most part it was all washington red. fans towelled up, pumped up, waving, cheering, hoping for the good, even when things went bad. hoping, hoping, hoping. because we've waited so long for this. >> how can they come back? >> pitching's got to turn around. turn around the pitching, defense, hitting, they've got to get the bats going, too. >> yes. >> are you sure? >> i'm rooting for them. >> they have jitters.
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and now they're going to do it. tomorrow night, you watch. >> reporter: tomorrow, another day. tomorrow, another play-off game. preston deener running away after bullies attacked him in front of a tv camera. deener was suspended last week after fighting back against bullies in his gym class. he was not allowed to go to the homecoming dance, as a result a private homecoming dance against bullying is planned by students for this friday. tomorrow morning, the national zoo will announce the autopsy results of a baby panda. that cub lived for six days before it died last month. zookeepers now believe the panda was a female.
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a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. an administrative is on paid leave for trying to prevent gay marriage in maryland. her name is angela mccaskill. she is the chief diversity officer at the school. mccaskill signed a petition to put the measure to a vote in maryland. in a statement today, they said some people feel signing the petition was inappropriate for a chief diversity officer. opponents of same-sex unions worked to get the referendum on the ballot. the school president will work to determine the next step and he'll name an interim diversity officer. i just want people to really look at this bill.
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>> jacqueline goodall is against expanding gambling in maryland. she is a spokesperson and chair for the vote no on question 7 ballot initiative. that's a paid position. >> i always disclose that i work for the -- that i worked for the ballot initiative. because unfortunately, being the mayor of the town, most mayors in the state of maryland only get, like what i would call a spip end. >> you're a mayor of the town, how can you be on something that says vote no on question 7, that's a conflict of interest. >> reporter: council member larry stoner said he voted against granting goodall exemption, allowing her to work for vote no on question 7. >> that's freddie, the town parliamentarian. >> reporter: he also has a problem with this ad featuring people who live in the town of forest heights. >> i don't know whether or not
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they're against question 7 or not. all i know is, the mayor apparently asked them to do the commercial, and they've done it. the reasons why, i don't know. >> reporter: the vote no initiative is funded by penn gaming, who stand to lose money if prince george's gets a casino. >> i'm looking for a job now. >> reporter: we spoke with the maryland attorney general's office and they said it didn't sound like mayor goodall was committing any illegal acts. they said ethical questions would have to be dealt with on a local level. and since the council waived any ethical violations dealing with this matter, it looks like mayor goodall is in the clear. in forest heights, tracee wilkins, news4. fairfax county police are looking for a man who has been fondling women on the street. a sixth victim came forward last week while detectives canvassed a neighborhood looking for other possible victims.
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the 25-year-old woman said he came up behind her and assaulted her and ran away. five other cases have been reported in just over a month's time. police are urging any other victims to come forward. final preparations are under way for tomorrow night's first and only vice presidential debate of the campaign. it will be held at center college in kentucky. the crews are busy building the set and adding touches to the lighting and stage area. the candidates this time, joe biden and paul ryan, will sit during the 90-minute showdown. today metro revealed the biggest change to its rail cars since the system opened more than 30 years ago. there's a number of new features on the brand-new cars. as news4 transportation reporter adam tuss found out, the public is already looking forward to a brand-new ride. >> reporter: all wrapped up for riders, the next generation of metro rail car known as the 7000 series rail car, shiny, sleek, electronic, more room, and the
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transit agency hopes a better fit for riders. >> no mar carpet. no more carpet. customers have said that they don't want any more carpet in the cars. >> reporter: you're not only supposed to get a better look and feel, but these new rail cars are expected to improve reliability and safety. instead of aluminum, the body's made of steel. able to better withstand an impact if an accident does happen. >> importantly for our customers, it's the 21st century car for washington metro. >> the video you're looking at right now, it can be monitored by the train operator in the front of the train, the video can also be downloaded in the event there's an incident onboard the train. once these new rail cars come online, it also means the oldest cars, the 1000 series, can start to be retired. those are the same rail cars that were involved in a deadly red line crash back in 2009. >> these replace all the 1000 series cars.
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they're gone. these are new had cars that give us additional capacity for the silver line. >> reporter: if the 7000 series rail cars are the wave of the future, walking onboard these 1000 series rail cars, it's like stepping back in time, the orange and brown seats, the musty smell, and the carpet, of course, which is here, some riders will be very happy the day these rail cars go away for good. >> i think it could use improvement. you know, just a fresher look. >> reporter: expect to see the new 7000 series rail cars by mid-2014. adam tuss, news4. coming up on news4, a major safety feature in your car. could be a fake. actress jennifer garner in washington for a little star power. temperatures about 10 to 15 degrees cooler behind the frontal boundary that will move through over the next couple of hours. i'll show you what you'll wake up to
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the kouscounterfeit air bags mat inflate at all in an accident. it affects almost every major car brand, too. drivers who had their air bags replaced at a repair shop not affiliated with a dealership should get their vehicles checked right away. there is a recall tonight affecting more than 7.5 million toyota vehicles. it deals with a malfunctioning power window switch that could cause the window control to melt and send smoke into the cabin. it applies to the camry, highlander and corolla, all made between 2005 and 2010. the latest recall is the largest one issued since a recall by ford back in 1996. outer space today, that vehicle known as the space x dragon arrived at the international space station delivering more than 1,000 pounds of supplies. it is the first ever commercial
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cargo mission. this trip is the first of a dozen that the space x dragon will make. it is scheduled to return to earth at the end this month and bring back 2,000 pounds of equipment and other gear no longer needed up on the space station. dan hellie, still out at nats park. where the tears are still flowing. >> got to be getting depressing to hang around. >> we're ready to get out of here shortly, guys. rg3 back on the practice field for the redskins. out here at nationals park, they're still licking their wounds, hoping to bounce back tomorrow in a must-win game. we'll hear from the guys as
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welcome back, everybody. not bad out there this afternoon with plenty of sunshine. now the clouds have rolled in ahead of our frontal boundary. currently 68 degrees at the airport. winds out of the southwest at 9 miles per hour. the temperatures will start to go down tonight, but they'll go down faster once the clouds
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begin to get out of here. reston around 64 degrees. 64 in leesburg. warrenton coming in at 64 degrees. huntingtown, 61 degrees for your folks. the frontal boundary coming through right now. it will continue to move through the region. that means a rather chilly night overnight tonight. we'll get a lot chillier over the next couple of nights. 42 in gath ergburg, 30s well to the north and west of the blue ridge and farther to the west along the i-81 kcorridor. tomorrow, temperatures five to ten degrees cooler than today. high of 62 in washington. i think the low 60s down to the south. that coming with plenty of sunshine. not a bad afternoon at all. these will be highs on thursday. this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports.
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dan is out at the park still. it started going downhill quickly. >> nothing went well for the nationals at all. for the third game in a row, the starting pitchers struggled and they generated zilch offensively, shut out 8-0 by the cardinals. now the nationals have to win two in a row to stay alive. this will be a tough row to hoe for the nationals. edwin getting the start in the first postseason game since 1933. it began a little bit rocky. two out in the first, one on, allen craig lines jackson's pitch into the left field corner. in comes matt holliday. it is very quickly 1-0. top two now. and this was a dagger. rookie shortstop pete kosma, a three-run shot. 4-0 hole for the nationals. jackson gives up four earned runs in five innings of work.
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bottom five, this is a wasted opportunity for the nationals. bases loaded for michael morse. he flies out to shallow right field. morse left five men on base. the nationals as a team left 11 men on base today. 8-0 the final. afterwards, the manager, davy johnson, said it's not over until it's over. >> we lost, you know, another battle. we've got a couple more battles we need to win. and it comes from our pitching. detwiler certainly has got the stuff to pitch a good game. >> how do you go about not putting that pressure on yourself, and approaching tomorrow like another game when it's not just another game? >> well, that's how we look at it. we look at it as, you know, it's a big game. tomorrow's a big game. our whole season, we played up to this point, you know, great baseball. what's one more. it's a must-win. >> i think tomorrow, you know, it's going to be a lot of fun. we've got lohse, and we've hit
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him pretty well all year. it's win or go home. >> that is bryce harper. they're going to keep on going. a game five would be friday at 8:37 in primetime. speaking of primetime, that's exactly where the orioles are tonight. they're in the bronx. their series tied at 1 with the yankees after a huge win at camden yards. now the os trying to take the lead in that series. man, this is going to be a lot of fun up there tonight. 7:37 is the first pitch. baltimore in the underdog in the matchup as they have been for much of the season. chris davis gave the os the lead off andy pettitte. os took that game 3-2. this was their 30th one-run win this year. also a plus for the os, they've won 8 of 13 in new york this season. manager buck showalter, as always, very confident. >> i think staying in the
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moment, i think our guys just engaged in what's important. all the hoopla, pregame, post-game. you're doing something important that people want to know about. that's why our sport is so popular. but our guys realize they're trying to be brilliant in the basics. and do the things that -- and not do the things that cost you ball games. >> os manager buck showalter. talking football now, rg3 suffered that concussion on -- we'll talk about rg3 in just a moment. first let's take a look at one of the best catches you'll see in a long, long time. that is coco crisp at the wall. what a catch. robbing prince fielder of the home run. i don't know how we could forget about that. oakland wins 3-0. they'll try to tie the series two games apiece tonight. now to football, as i was saying, rg3, of course, suffered that concussion on sunday against the falcons. a scary moment for all redskins fans. but rg3 back on the practice
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field, feeling well. taking part in a full practice. and says he plans on playing on sunday. that is good news. he's hoping to look forward to returning to the lineup. griffin sporting that big bandage on his chin, wearing the yellow noncontact jersey. of course, the quarterback untouchable during practice. he participated in the part of practice open to the media. now it's important to note, though, this does not guarantee he will play against the vikings on sunday. he still has to pass another test later in the week. griffin said he expects to pass that test with no problem. >> i felt sharp. felt good. no symptoms of a concussion or anything like that. no dizziness. i imitated a slide, and got a huge cheer from the team. so, you know, it's just something i have to make myself aware of it, conscious. i don't have anything to prove to anybody.
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the team is let meg know that. everyone's letting me know that. everyone knows i'm a tough guy. i promised i would get up from hits like that. and i kept that promise. if you have to live to play another down, you live to play another down. i've got to make sure i keep myself safe. while still being the same player that i am. keep myself safe so my family and my fans and teammates aren't let down. >> redskins practice today, that is kicker ki forbaath, replacing billy cundiff who was cut after he had the worst stats of any kicker in the nfl. korvath made all five field goal attempts. they hope he's the answer to the redskins recent kicking woes. >> hopefully he'll be here for the next 15 years so i don't have to answer any questions about kickers anymore. i know we've had a few in and
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out of here. i read that in the paper today, or somebody told me about it. hopefully this is the start of something new. >> i feel great. amazing opportunity they've given me. i can't wait to just put points on the board for this team. >> redskins kicker ky horvath. a magical season for the nationals. ain't over yet. russ detwiler facing kyle lohse on the mound tomorrow. one of the best pitchers, so hopefully they can keep the magic alive, because we would love to see nothing more than a game five, and winning game five. >> we'll see to it, dan. >> we're counteding on it. >> thanks, dan. coming up, if you thought let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business
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the group save the children brought star power to capitol hill today. actress jennifer garner talked about children's health. in four areas the grades range from c-plus to d.
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garner is a mother of three. she's also an ambassador for save the children. garner said we need to do a better job of preparing kids for school. she urged more investment in early childhood education and children's health care. coming up on news4 at 11:00, backlash after a stand against same-sex marriage in maryland. plus, the stiff sentence for a man behind a violent attack near a local shopping center. and laying down the law, what the first lady says about her daughters and facebook, tonight at 11:00. one more check on the weather, doug? >> cool over the next couple of nights. really cool, as a matter of fact. i think we could be in for the coolest night coming up on friday night. tonight, a little cool, too, 48 in the city. 47 in some of the cooler suburbs. high tomorrow of only 62. another cool day. plenty of sunshine. a lot of sunshine on friday. another frontal boundary moves in. that will put most of us in the low to mid-30s on saturday morning. saturday morning will be very
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cool. up to 73 on sunday. 75 on monday. with a chance for some shower activity. but not a whole lot of showers out there. more typical fall-like weather. a lot of people asking, any 80s left in the forecast? well, there's still a chance. but the 60s and 70s seem to be winning out. >> thank you, doug. rough night for a coon up in michigan. it's not clear exactly how it happened, but it would appear the raccoon stuck his head someplace it shouldn't after and ended up with the better part of its head stuck in a jar. the raccoon decided to climb a telephone pool, after that, just to see perhaps if that would help. it did not. but there was some very kind people who lived nearby, who spotted the animal in distress. they waited for it to climb down off the pole. then they caught it, which was probably a task. and freed it from its glass helmet. then the raccoon ran off. probably to find another trash can and another jar or can of
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something to stick his head in. >> my garbage can. >> and another garbage bag to shred with their claws. >> pretty much. "nightly news" up next. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions
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